Czech Republic to expel 70 Russian diplomats

Czech Republic to expel 70 Russian diplomats

The Czech Republic will expel around 70 representatives of the Russian diplomatic mission. They will have to leave the country by the end of May, according to Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek. 

At the Embassy of Russia in Prague, 27 Russian diplomats, and 67 technical personnel work, while at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow, five diplomats and 19 technical personnel serve. Accordingly, 22 diplomats and 48 technical personnel will have to depart from Prague. No precise number has yet been revealed. 

On 17 April, The Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian diplomats over alleged links to an ammunition depot explosion in 2014. 

On 19 April, Moscow expelled 20 Czech diplomats on Sunday in a confrontation over Czech allegations that two Russian spies accused of a nerve agent poisoning in Britain in 2018 were behind an earlier explosion at a Czech ammunition depot that killed two people. 

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